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POINT OF VIEW Questions for ... District Mayor Oliver Igel Mr. Igel, what distinguishes Treptow-Köpenick and sets it apart from other districts? Treptow-Köpenick is the largest district in Berlin in terms of size and also has the highest percentage of forests and waterways in the capital. Our Müggelberge represent Berlin’s highest natural elevation (a healthy 114 meters!), while the Müggelsee is the city’s largest lake. And there are more superlatives: Treptow- Köpenick has a lot to offer economically as well. Wista’s Business, Science and Media Park in Adlershof is Germany’s largest technology park and a leader in Europe, with over 1,000 companies at home here. And Treptow-Köpenick is becoming increasingly popular every day. More and more people are looking to move here. In 2015, our district was issued the most building permits for new housing in all of Berlin. Which locations are the top three must-see sites in Treptow-Köpenick? In the north, Treptower Park with its vast and restored historical parks; in the center, the area around Oberschöneweide with its historic industrial complexes that host the HTW University and many artists and creatives; and in the south, the old fishing village of Rahnsdorf, which has Berlin’s only regular-service rowing ferry. Where would we bump into you after work? As district mayor, I have precious little free time. Even if I’m shopping or out for a walk, it’s my job to engage with the people I serve. But you might find me in Köpenick’s old town, because that’s where my office is, but also because it’s a great place to take leisurely strolls. With all its culture and great restaurants, the historic old town is always a highlight too. And especially the Köpenick Palace, which many people don’t know about, has a great art museum. Plus there’s the delightful Palace Island. All visitors are welcome here! Thank you for the interview. Interview by Gabriele Schulte-Kemper District Advisor in Treptow-Köpenick Alexander von Reden Alexander von Reden Project Manager Berlin Partner for Business and Technology GmbH Fasanenstraße 85 | 10623 Berlin c/o Bezirksamt Treptow-Köpenick (Rathaus Köpenick) Wirtschaftsförderung Alt-Köpenick 21 | 12555 Berlin Tel +49 30 90297-2532 | Mobile +49 172 9899-169 alexander.vonreden@ Did you know … … that Köpenick is older than Berlin? … that high-performance sports equipment such as bobsleds and racing sleds are made in Köpenick? They are developed and manufactured by a company called FES. … that Späthsche Baumschule nursery is considered to be Berlin’s oldest company? … that the recording studios at the Rundfunkhaus in der Nalepastraße are still state-of-the-art and used for international music productions? … that automobiles and electric vehicles were already being built in Schöneweide 100 years ago? … that Hans Grade carried out the very first powered flight over 100 years ago in Johannistal? Photos: portrait O. Igel: O. Igel – SPD Berlin; Porträt A. v. Reden: Berlin Partner – fotostudio-charlottenburg; Photo Bob: / Aksonov; Foto Rundfunkhaus: G. Wehowsky; Photo Hans Grade: Bundesarchiv 32 BERLIN TO GO

CLUSTER E-MOBILITY: GLOBALLY CONNECTED Berlin promotes sustainable mobility and sets international standards with innovative mobility solutions eMO: Internationally Connected Berlin is on its way to becoming an internationally recognized role model in the field of innovative and sustainable mobility. For several years now, the Berlin Agency for Electromobility eMO has worked in unison with other international cities and regions in Europe, America and Asia. The focus of the collaboration lies in encouraging an ongoing exchange of information and best practices, the development of cross-border projects, the linking of stakeholders and the marketing of sustainable mobility concepts and solutions from the capital region. In 2014, eMO became a partner in the EU’s “eMOBILITY WORKS” project, which is focused on the integration of electromobility in European municipalities and companies. Among the results of the project are a series of national and regional networks comprising local authorities and businesses. Each participating municipality generates an action plan designed to integrate electromobility and steer the implementation of activities toward the objective of achieving electromobility. Besides Eberswalde, Hohen Neuendorf and Iserlohn in Germany, municipalities in Finland, Estonia and Greece are involved on the European level. eMOBILITY WORKS is funded as part of the EU’s “Horizon2020” program and will be completed in August 2016. For more information, please visit In addition to participating in EU projects, eMO also creates networking platforms and supports international business development. On June 17th, a workshop titled “Electromobility in China – Developments and Market Opportunities” took place in Berlin in cooperation with the German Chambers of Commerce (AHK)Worldwide Network Greater China Beijing, the Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) and eMO. The event was aimed at German companies interested in doing business in China. Conversing with Cars “The intelligent linkage of cars and devices leads to new and individualized fields of application,” notes Risto Vahtra, CEO of the Berlin startup High-Mobility, which specializes in the development of software for the “connected” vehicle. Their software enables vehicles to connect to applications in the immediate environment in an easy, safe and direct way. When asked about their move from Tallinn to Berlin, Vahtra and CTO Kevin Valdek responded by saying, “Moving to Berlin made it possible for us to become part of a growing mobility ecosystem in the proximity of the automobile industry. We believe that we can bring intelligent devices together with automobility.” Photos: eMo, High-Mobilty From June 19 to 22, 2016 eMO will promote “Electromobility Made in Berlin” at the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS29) in Montréal, Canada. In addition to eMO, a number of other Berlin players will also be involved in the conference program, including the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Reiner Lemoine Institute. They will draw on their experience and project findings to enrich the program. Berlin will also be represented at the German Pavilion in the accompanying exhibition. Launched in 1969, the EVS rotates every 12 to 18 months between the continents of North America, Europe and Asia. The symposium is one of the most established events for sustainable mobility worldwide. BERLIN TO GO 33

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